Who says being outspoken has to be a bad thing? Join us for our new podcast, “Outspoken”, where we have candid conversations as we navigate current headlines, media, culture and how they relate to interpersonal violence and abuse. Dive in and discover ways to speak up, speak out and be Outspoken.

Episode Guide

October 23, 2020

In this first episode, HCWC Prevention Educators, Kiara, Vanessa, and Megan, introduce themselves and their hopes for the podcast. For the first time in 20 years, the Texas State Board of Education is considering making changes to health standards to include consent and healthy relationship programming. Join them as they discuss what it’s like doing violence prevention work in Texas, why these changes are a big deal, and what you can do about it.

Note: The upcoming Texas State Board of Education’s final vote is the week of November 17-20, 2020.

Find out who your representative is on the State Board of Education; https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home 

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at www.hcwc.org/resources

References:

What is a SHAC (School Health Advisory Council)?

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/sdhac.shtm#:~:text=A%20School%20Health%20Advisory%20Council,serve%20at%20the%20district%20level.&text=They%20can%20help%20parents%20and,stay%20healthy%20for%20a%20lifetime.

Current proposed changes to Texas Education Standards:

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Health_Education_TEKS_Review_Final_R

In this episode, HCWC Prevention Educators, Kiara, Vanessa, and Megan discuss the controversial film Cuties.  Hosts discuss the impact of internet culture on preteen girls, their own experiences growing up, and the importance of empowering youth with information. 

Resources: 

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at www.hcwc.org/resources